NoHo: Contemporary Architecture Amidst Historic Landmarks

Event Pass Information

Event Pass Type
General Public$25.00 USD
Student with Valid ID$15.00 USD

Event Details

Meet at the south facade of the Cooper Union Foundation Building, between Cooper Square & Bowery/3rd Ave.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour uses content presented on our previously-titled Architecture on Cooper Square, Bond Street, Lafayette Street, and the Bowery tour.

The rich and diverse architectural context of NoHo’s Historic Districts continues to inspire innovative contemporary design. The highly-crafted execution of many of the recent buildings in the neighborhood shows reverence for the earlier masterworks. 

Tour highlights, among the numerous newer buildings in NoHo, include Morphosis’ Cooper Union Engineering Building, Herzog & de Meuron’s 40 Bond Street, DDG Partners’ 41 Bond Street, and Selldorf Architects' 10 Bond Street.  Also encountered is a fine group of 19th century landmarks, including the Cooper Union Foundation Building, Astor Library (now the Public Theater), and the De Vinne Press – all grappling to find the appropriate architectural language for taller buildings.  Louis Sullivan’s Bayard-Condict Building’s dominant vertical expression clearly illustrates the way forward.

Along the route, a discussion of technological and stylistic breakthroughs, including the transition from masonry load bearing to steel frame construction and the appearance of more varied cladding materials, ties the tour’s sites together.

Tours will run rain or shine. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Registration is limited to 15; walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot on the tour.

AIANY Guide: Alex McLean, Assoc AIA

This tour will be offered again on October 27, 2019 and November 17, 2019.


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